Dominic Thiem vs. Marton Fucsovics
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
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Dominic Thiem and Marton Fucsovics meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Rothenbaum tournament.
Dominic Thiem is coming off a straight sets win over Pablo Cuevas that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Thiem won 74 percent of his first serve points and 64 percent of his second serve points. Thiem won 70 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his nine break points. Thiem got 60 percent of his first serves in play, saved two of his three break points and hit four aces. Thiem looked sharp for a player who has taken some time off lately, as it was just his second main tour match since the French Open in early June. Thiem hopes to win two matches in a single tournament for the first time since the French Open. Thiem has won seven of his last eight matches on clay court.
Marton Fucsovics is coming off a straight sets win over Philipp Kohlschreiber that took 15 games to decide. In the victory, Fucsovics won 76 percent of his first serve points and 58 percent of his second serve points. Fucsovics won 69 percent of his total service points and converted on four of his nine break points. Fucsovics got 63 percent of his first serves in play and saved his only break point in a victory that took just over an hour to complete. Fucsovics won each of the last seven games in that match, a performance that is sure to give him confidence heading into this contest. Fucsovics has a chance to win two straight matches on the main tour for the second time since Madrid. Fucsovics has lost four of his last five matches on clay court.
These two played twice and Thiem won both meetings in straight sets. The most recent match took place in 2014 Barcelona. Both matches took place on clay court.
Fucsovics hasn’t put together any consistent success lately on the main tour and has been horrible on clay court for the most part. Thiem had no trouble with Fucsovics on this surface in the past, and he’s an even better player now than he was five years ago.
This should be a routine straight sets victory for Thiem.